The Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange (BRITE) is a business innovation project for startups and scaleups who want to innovate and grow.
BRITE could be ideal for you if you would like support with:
Innovation expertise & funding
Tailored advice from business research and development experts and funding awards to further develop your innovation.
Research and Development
Access an impressive range of research and development facilities with specialist design teams to assist with prototype build and new product development.
Unlocking new routes to market
Identify and secure key partnerships with our dedicated partnerships manager that could help you find new markets across the globe.
Learning from your peers
Be part of a valuable learning network designed to enable companies to learn from each other through expertly facilitated confidential group sessions.
UPCOMING PROGRAMMES TO APPLY FOR
BRITE Growth and Recovery programme: March and April
This brand new virtual business support programme takes place over three consecutive days and is ideal for both early stage and scaling business. The programme is dedicated to helping business owners adopt innovation focused practices to inform and support their business growth and recovery journey.
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Inspiring Innovation: five month open innovation programme
If you’re interested in accelerating business growth through increased differentiation, or in diversifying business revenue streams through new products or services, then Inspiring Innovation is for you.
This five-month programme provides businesses with access to a unique innovation programme called INSPIRE – built from world leading research, and informed and shaped by SMEs.
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Register your interest
If you would like to register your interest for BRITE, please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch with further information about the programme and application process. If you would like to speak with one of the BRITE team directly to find out more please email [email protected] to set up a call with one of our friendly team.
How do I know if I'm eligible for BRITE?
You must meet a series of gateway criteria
• Be a registered business
• Have fewer than 250 employees
• Have a turnover of under £50m
• Prove you have significant aspirations to grow, a capacity in your team to innovate and appetite to bring new products to market
Is there a cost to join BRITE?
BRITE members are required to be a member of Plus X Brighton where memberships start from £150 per month for unlimited co-working access, £250 per month for resident desk access, and £350 per person per month for private studios.
How long is the BRITE programme?
The BRITE programme is not a cohort based programme or accelerator. Businesses must engage in a minimum of 12 hours support. The BRITE programme runs from 2020-2022.
Do I have to be based in the Coast to Capital area to access BRITE?
Applicants based outside of the Coast to Capital area will also be considered.
I'm a start-up, is BRITE suitable for me?
BRITE is more suitable for businesses who are in a growing or scaling stage of business.
Is there a deadline to apply for BRITE?
No, but there will be deadlines for particular areas of the programme such as applications for grant funding. Please contact the BRITE team for more information.